Awards from Louisiana's TOPS program are no longer guaranteed to fully cover tuition if the costs grow ...
About $183 million more would be needed to fully fund the program, which is highly popular, particularly among middle class voters around the state ...
Calls to delay a special session on taxes would be irresponsible, allowing damaging cuts to take hold across state services, Gov. John Bel Edwards says ...
Louisiana's state senators reluctantly agreed Wednesday to give people convicted of murder as teenagers a shot at parole after serving 35 years of their life sentence ...
The governor's chief budget adviser Jay Dardenne asked the Civil Service Commission on Wednesday to block annual "performance adjustments" for rank-and-file government workers, called classified employees, in the budget year that begins July 1 ...
The Louisiana House gave final legislative passage Monday to a bill that locks in the TOPS payment rate at next year's tuition level, unless lawmakers vote to raise payments ...
April 29, 2016 10:19 AM
State courts have blocked similar laws in Kansas and Oklahoma ...
April 29, 2016 09:39 AM
Gov. John Bel Edwards pushed back Thursday against criticism he is ousting children from Louisiana's voucher program, telling pro-voucher pastors that they are being misled ...
April 27, 2016 11:28 AM
The ad from the Louisiana Federation for Children shows women accusing the Democratic governor of taking away school choice and of lying when he said he didn't want to kick people out of the voucher program ...
April 25, 2016 11:43 AM
To close the $600 million hole, the Democratic governor is proposing cuts across most agencies, to the TOPS college tuition program and to safety net health services for the poor ...

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